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Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.Cancer

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Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, in collaboration with William B. Wartman, M.D., School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Producer: Warren P. Everote.


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Audio/Visual: sound, B&W
Keywords: Motion Pictures: In Education; Science; Health and Hygiene; Medicine: Cancer

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Christine Hennig - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 25, 2003
Subject: Uh-Oh. What's That Lump Doing There?
This Encyclopedia Brittanica film is for adults, covering the warning signs of cancer, how cancer is treated, and dispelling some old wives' tales about it, such as that it only effects old people or that it is hereditary. The main character is a middle-aged man who develops stomach cancer, but is successfully treated by his kindly old family doctor. The doctor has a scary-looking instrument called a gastroscope with which he says he can see into the man's stomach, but thankfully they don't show him actually using it. Actually, this film was probably more optimistic about cancer treatment than was realistic back in the 50s when it was made, though not necessarily today. Much of the information in it is still relevant today, which you can't say about most 50s health movies. Be sure to watch out for your moles and report any strange lumps or changes in normal bowel habits to your doctor!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 23, 2003
Subject: I'm so hungry I could eat...!
Early warning film about Cancer that is surprisingly straight forward and informational. Granted, being the time that the film was made, I am not too sure of how much that info is factual now (eg the Doctor telling the patient that Cancer is not hereditary for one). Quite interesting to watch some of the exploration about the common myths of the time about the disease as well (eg "Only old people get it"). A very interesting short.